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16 December 2019

Pink feathers

Pink, red and white. Poetic impressions about the Flamingo of Camargue.
Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

In Camargue, in winter, there are big waders with pink wings in the marshes or in the sky. The Greater Flamingo is the representative bird of the Rhone delta. It is visible all year round, but it is in winter, during the courtship, that the bird is tinged with a pretty rosy parure. With its long legs, its enormous neck, its strange beak and its colorful feathers, it is a fascinating bird to watch. Its forms and attitudes are conducive to abstract experimentation and I sought to work on a simple and poetic creation illustrating its behavior. Not having large material means (I do not have a telephoto lens), I kept it simple. I observed the bird closely at the Pont du Gau Ornithological Park and further afield all over the marshes. 

Filmed in Camargue with a Lumix G7 camera
Music: Motion by Barry Hudson-Taylor

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Dévoluy, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

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Vercors, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Nature and beauty

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Chamonix, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

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Chamonix, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

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Chamonix, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

In a world at a standstill

France is confined to try to slow the spread of the virus and I observe nature budding with the arrival of Spring.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Greater Flamingos

Aesthetic appearance, courtship displays, large colonies, Greater Flamingos are special birds.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Mimicry

Early January, I note the increase in belligerent behavior between Greater Flamingos and wonder about their mimicry.

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Wildlife

Wild animals are a source of discovery and permanent inspiration.

Provence, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

End of the year in Provence

Stroll in the Provencal landscapes in winter, rediscovery of the Garrigue and conclusions about this end of a decade.

Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Land of nature and men

What is Camargue? How have history and human exploitation shaped this deltaic plain? And what are the current challenges for the natural environment?

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Flamingo ballet

Movements of a colony of Greater Flamingos illustrated through rhythm and repetition.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Flights and behaviors

Observation at the end of the day in Camargue of flamingos’ flights and behavior.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Pink feathers

Pink, red and white. Poetic impressions about the Flamingo of Camargue.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Courtship displays

Observation of a flamingo colony doing courtship displays in Camargue.

Greater flamingos in Camargue, France © Claire B. - Please do not use without authorization

Close-up discovery

Discovery of Greater Flamingos up close at the Pont de Gau ornithological park.

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